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1994 Ford F-150

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1994 Ford F-150 Problems

Engine -- Verified

The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.

Drive Train -- Verified

If there is a vibration or noise at highway speed, it could be from the frontdrive shaft and may require replacement of the double cardan joint. A double cardan joint is a type of driveshaft joint that uses two universal joints.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Tubes for the EGR system (exhaust gas recirculation) can break, causing an exhaust leak and noise under the hood.

Engine -- Verified

The gears for the timing chain can strip, causing the engine to crank but not start.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged. A new connector kit is available and should be installed to correct this concern.

1994 Ford F-150 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 18, 1994

Summary: THE U-CLIP STYLE NUTS THAT RETAIN THE FRONT BUMPERS TO THE FRONT BUMPER INNER ARMS CAN FRACTURE.

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Brakes, December 16, 1994

Summary: THE PARKING BRAKE CONTROL SELF-ADJUST PAWL DOES NOT LINE UP PROPERLY WITH THE SELF-ADJUST RACHET CAUSING THE PAWL TO SLIP OVER ONE OR MORE TEETH IN THE RACHET.

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Drive Train, June 4, 2001

Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: FORD IS REPLACING ALL FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT 15, 16, AND 17 INCH TIRES MOUNTED ON FORD TRUCKS AND SUVS. FORD REPORTS TREAD SEPARATION CAN OCCUR DUE TO A COMBINATION OF THE SENSITIVITY OF THE TIRE DESIGN TO STRESS, AGING, AND MANUFACTURING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PLANTS. FORD IS REPLACING THESE TIRES TO PREVENT POSSIBLE PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: THE VEHICLES LISTED BELOW MAY HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED WITH FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES OR MAY HAVE HAD WILDERNESS AT TIRES INSTALLED DURING THE FIRESTONE RECALL LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2000. CERTAIN 1991 THROUGHT 2002 FORD EXPLORER CERTAIN 2001 THROUGHT 2002 EXPLORER SPORT, AND SPORT TRAC CERTAIN 1997 THROUGH 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 2001 RANGER CERTAIN 1999 THROUGH 2001 EXPEDITION CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994, AND 1997 MODEL YEAR F-SERIES CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994 BRONCO NOTE: BOTH ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND REPLACEMENT TIRES ARE AFFECTED.

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Drive Train, September 12, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

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Engine, October 21, 1996

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled certain 1992-1994 E and F Series vehicles due to improper tension in the accessory drive belt. On some vehicles, the belt can detach from the pulleys, which can cause multiple system failures. Dealers will install a new tensioner pulley, drive belt, belt guide, and idler pulley.

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1994 Ford F-150 Questions and Answers

trusan4, 1994 Ford F-150, 5.0L V8, Saint Louis, MO

the fuel pump in the front tank doesn't work so i use the rear tank but if i remove the front gas cap gas shoots out.

unclesalty, 1994 Ford F-150, 5.0L V8, Fort Myers, FL

when I try to close my door it seems like its not closing all the way.Even when I slam it, the door is not closed all the way.Then when Im driving and hit a bump the door rattles like it hasnt been...

shelby350, 1994 Ford F-150, Franklinville, NJ

Checked and replaced fuse in #5 location. Horn does not work and the cruise control works sporadically. Any other suggestions?

pianalto, 1994 Ford F-150, 5.0L V8, Choctaw, OK

when I start out driving my truck does not want to shift into higher gears. It gets up to 4000 rpms before it will. When I finally get to higher gears it does not want to shift back down and wil...

ron7, 1994 Ford F-150, 5.0L V8, Wyandanch, NY

im not getting any heat and i have a full radiator, want to know is it the thermostat or do i need a heater coil ?

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1994 Ford F-150 Reviews

-Rear spring shackles are made of inferior metal and flake off like biscuits, never had this problem with any vehicles.
-Transmission constantly needs flushing, this is an inherent problem.
-Front coil spring housing is also made of inferior metal and flakes off like a hot buttered biscuit,without any provocation!!
-I have a F150 XLT with two tanks. I have replaced both tanks at a DIY cost of five hundred dollars in fourteen years. The dealers cost of a fuel tank is $500.00 each. The tank should be made of plastic.
-Anyone who has a tow package must be forewarned that the package needs to be removed in order to replace the rear tank.
-The anchors are made of plastic and after several years they harden and break off and the dash begins to rattle.

By far the best car I've ever owned EXCEPT for the electrical system. I've been chasing that gremlin for years. Otherwise, I get better than 20 MPG highway, neither the engine or the transmission has ever given me a problem. The truck has over 150,000 miles on it and still purrs at idle and takes off like a scalded cat when I let her go. I intend to keep her until she rusts to pieces OR I die, which ever comes first. Damn electric just keeps me on my toes...............

I love this truck except it is now giving me problems. I have a heater core that needs replacing, it is the roughest ride ever and always feels like it is in need of a tire balance or something. It has a sweet interior with lots of power. Gas mileage sucks but what can I do? The man and the kids and I drove to Los Angeles (from SF area) and all fit comfortably. Sweet truck for landscaping. Get back to you on the other issues.

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